Missouri Military Academy (MMA) has named Lori Vandercrake as executive administrative assistant to MMA President Brigadier General Richard V. Geraci, USA (Ret).
As executive administrative assistant to the president, Vandercrake will manage the president’s office, administration, protocol, and day-to-day operations, preparing and editing official correspondence, researching and preparing reports and presentations. She also provides administrative support for the Board of Trustees and supports and coordinates VIP visits.
“I am excited to have Lori join our team. Her professionalism, management and business experience – to include exceptional finance, sales, project management and organization skills – will well serve the Academy and our cadets,” said Geraci.
Vandercrake developed her professional career through 17 years of experience in the aesthetics industry where she worked in business development, project management and sales. Her experience includes an integral role with Ideal Image, where she helped the company grow from one start-up location to over 150 franchise locations nationwide prior to her departure. She spent two years building and branding Elan Aesthetics, one of the top boutique medical spas in the heart of south Tampa, Florida. Next, she helped an interior design business triple their number of clients in one year, serving as project manager and responsible for establishing policies and leading as the main point of contact for all projects.
Through her professional roles, she has honed skills and expertise in finance, event coordination and building strong customer relationships. She holds a film/television degree from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida.
“MMA’s way of educating and motivating young men is unparalleled,” said Vandercrake. “Working firsthand with President Geraci, I can see the passion and future that he has for the Academy. We are striving to help each cadet reach their full potential, and he has the best interest of every single cadet. That is what makes me so proud to be a part of this organization.”
After 22 years in Florida, Vandercrake has returned home to Missouri with her husband Ryan, four-year-old son Gavin, and two-year-old daughter Ellie.
“ I look forward to watching cadets grow and succeed, both inside and outside the classroom,” Vandercrake said.